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作者 Berlin, Lucia, author
書名 A manual for cleaning women : selected stories / Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis
出版項 New York : Picador, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
©2015
國際標準書號 9781250094735 (Picador Paperback)
1250094739 (Picador Paperback)
9780374202392 (hardback)
9780374712860 (e-book)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PS3552.E72485 A6 2016    在架上    30610020595526
版本 First Picador edition
說明 xxvi, 404 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 "First published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux"--Title page verso
Foreword: "The story is the thing" / Lydia Davis -- Introduction / Stephen Emerson -- Angel's laundromat -- Dr. H.A. Moynihan -- Stars and saints -- A manual for cleaning women -- My jockey -- El Tim -- Point of view -- Her first detox -- Phantom pain -- Tiger bites -- Emergency room notebook -- Temps perdu -- Carpe diem -- Toda luna, Todo Ano -- Good and bad -- Melina -- Friends -- Unmanageable -- Electric car, El Paso -- Sex appeal -- Teenage punk -- Step -- Strays -- Grief -- Bluebonnets -- La vie en rose -- Macadam -- Dear Conchi -- Fool to cry -- Mourning -- Panteón de Dolores -- So long -- A love affair -- Let me see you smile -- Mama -- Carmen -- Silence -- Mijito -- 502 -- Here it is Saturday -- B.F. and me -- Wait a minute -- Homing
"A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Short stories, American
FICTION -- Short Stories (single author) bisacsh
FICTION -- Literary. bisacsh
Short stories, American. fast (OCoLC)fst01117064
Short stories
Short stories. fast (OCoLC)fst01726740
Short stories. gsafd
Short stories. lcgft
Alt Author Emerson, Stephen, editor, author of introduction
Davis, Lydia, 1947- author of foreword
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